News ID: 204577
Published: 1054 GMT November 19, 2017

Iranians mark martyrdom anniversary of eighth Shia imam (Video)

Iranians mark martyrdom anniversary of eighth Shia imam (Video)
People mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam, Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad, Iran, November 19, 2017. (IRNA)

Mourning processions are being held in different cities, most notably in the northeastern city of Mashhad, where the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) is situated.

The eighth Shia Imam was martyred after being poisoned by the Abbasid Caliph Ma’mun in the year 818 CE, presstv.com reported.

 

Custodians of Imam Reza's holy shrine hold candles on the eve of his martyrdom anniversary in Mashahd, Iran, November 18, 2017. (IRNA)

 

Mourners perform religious rituals on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam, Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad, Iran, November 19, 2017. (IRNA)

   
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